The Good Unique navigation, personalization, and lyric-scrolling options; ergonomic in-line remote; updated look; large display; excellent sound and skip protection.
The Bad Lacks display on remote; no rechargeable batteries or carrying case.
The Bottom Line This sweet MP3 CD player is perfect for the obsessive categorizer of music.
TDK Mojo 620
The TDK Mojo 620 builds upon the company's earlier MP3 CD player, adding a remote and a modern design while keeping the great antiskip protection and unique navigation system that we liked so much on the original Mojo.The TDK Mojo 620 builds upon the company's earlier MP3 CD player, adding a remote and a modern design while keeping the great antiskip protection and unique navigation system that we liked so much on the original Mojo.
TDK's earlier MP3 CD effort fell short in the looks department, but the Mojo 620 sports a cool cobalt-and-silver exterior that's more appropriate for 2002. That said, it's definitely not the most MP3 CD player we've seen, measuring 5.9 by 5.1 by 1.2 inches and weighing 9.4 ounces. However, its construction is solid, with sturdy buttons that make navigation easy. We also appreciated the fact that TDK included a clip-on in-line remote. However, the remote lacks a display, which means that you'll have to open your bag to access nonplayback functions such as EQ, random, repeat, bass boost, contrast adjustment, and so forth.
As compulsive as you want to be
While most MP3 CD players come with little or no software, the Mojo 620 bundles three novel applications for music organization and customization. The Navitrack software transforms song, artist, and genre information from your MP3s' ID3 tags into filenames. After cleaning up any missing information, you burn the resulting FIF (Field In Filename) MP3s onto a CD-R or a CD-RW. The Mojo 620 reads the resulting disc in such a way that you can browse by artist, song, or genre more efficiently than you can with other CD MP3 players. The device handles RedBook audio CDs as well.